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What Everyone Missed About Facebook

Not because players such as Facebook, who've allowed unauthorized access to consumer data and generally haven't been very careful with consumer data, shouldn't pay the price for what they did — they should, and Facebook will. That's what the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Protection … Read More

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1 in 10 Americans say they have deleted their Facebook accounts – study

The study found 17% said they deleted the Facebook app from their phones, 11% said they deleted it from other devices, and another 9% said they deleted their accounts completely due to concerns regarding privacy. Others in the free format comments said that they would continue to check their … Read …

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Why did Wetherspoons really shut down its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? The possible …

Individual pubs also have Facebook and Twitter accounts, which are run with much the same enthusiasm. The Independent's local Wetherspoons, for instance – The William Morris in Hammersmith – has not sent a tweet since 2017, and even then only did so by automatically pulling through a post from … Read …

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Bumble’s new login lets you date and dodge Facebook’s data trap

Like many other apps, including rival Tinder, Bumble, which launched in 2014, used Facebook to speed up and simplify the process of registration and login. First time users shared their Facebook profile with Bumble, which imported their name, age, school or occupation and photos to build a profile. Read More

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Facebook Privacy Scandal Hearings: What You Missed

7 years ago, I wrote in this column about why LinkedIn was more valuable than Facebook. Before you read any further, let me set the record straight: Facebook is financially bigger than LinkedIn: its valuation currently is almost $478 Billion. LinkedIn got acquired by Microsoft in 2015 for “only” $26B. …

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No, Facebook should not become a nonprofit

It's official: The comparison between Facebook and the Catholic Church has been taken too far. The church still serves as a useful framework to think about Mark Zuckerberg's goals, of course. But it does not seem reasonable to give a social network the same tax treatment as a religious organisation …

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Court Rules No Facebook Post Immunity for Journalist Sued by Netanyahu

“Sarna's argument that the Facebook scene is exempt from the applicability of the ban on libel to the point of immunity for every advertiser and person who posts is too sweeping and far-reaching for my liking,” Amit wrote. “Granting Facebook posts immunity from the ban on defamation reflects a … Read …

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Institutions prepare to take Facebook out to the woodshed

Large institutional investors are ramping up their calls for governance reforms at Facebook Inc. following revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining company that was a digital consultant to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, harvested the personal data of about 87 million users. Read More

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Facebook data breach not the only scam that lurks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Commerce Committee on April 11 to explain his company's part in the Cambridge Analytica data-breach scandal. The story broke on March 17 that Cambridge Analytica, a “strategic communications” consultancy, had harvested information … Read More

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Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Outrage that Facebook made the private data of over 87 million of its U.S. users available to the Trump campaign has stoked fears of big US-based technology companies are tracking our every move and misusing our personal data to manipulate us without adequate transparency, oversight, … Read More